It only took six months to restore but this Queenslander is back to its roots in New South Wales

first_img45 Tumbulgum Rd, Murwillumbah.THE owners of this stunning 1950s riverside home went to great lengths to ensure their home stayed quintessentially Queenslander in New South Wales when they restored it. Anne and Michael Stovin bought the home in the northern NSW suburb of Murwillumbah in 2014 as an investment but two years later decided to create a modern home that paid tribute to its original 50s-era features. Subway tiles feature in the bathroom“The neutral tones imbue the home with a fresh and relaxed energy.” A timber kitchen benchtop and a wood heater are some of the highlights. 45 Tumbulgum Rd is located by the river“My husband Michael is a carpenter and he worked on the home full-time to restore it,” Mrs Stovin said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We originally bought it as an investment and luckily enough it came with a tenant who adored the home, so we were all set.”Mrs Stovin said when her tenant moved on the family decided it was time to freshen up the home.“We never intended to completely restore the home but it was getting so outdated, I don’t think anyone had touched the place since it was built. “We gave it some well needed love and replaced everything.” The fireplace was a classic additionA neutral colour palette of grey, white and blue creates a modern coastal feel. “The best part about the property is actually just the river frontage,” Mrs Stovin said.“Our family go paddle boarding up the river and we don’t see a single person or boat, just the occasional cow grazing on a property. “It is just majestic.” center_img The kitchen comes with a breakfast serveryBelinda Franks from Ray White Murwillumbah is marketing the property and said mindful updates have enhanced the classic style. “The owners are moving on to other opportunities and have just put the final touches to the landscaping,” Ms Franks said. “It has also been completely rewired and re-plumbed, even the ceiling is new. 45 Tumbulgum Rd is a picture perfect QueenslanderA weatherboard exterior with wall cladding and timber-panelled windows combine with soaring ceilings. The traditional Queenslander-style is topped off with colonial fretwork features and a breezeway. Taking six months to renovate the couple said they replaced everything. last_img read more

New data shows the best places to bag a beachside bargain in Qld

first_imgIt is quirky and looks like it belongs in the alps but this house is a short stroll from one of the Sunny Coast’s most popular family beachesIn Brisbane’s east, Thorneside, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Wynnum and Lota also make the top 10.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoRay White Wilston agent Sam Hagen has a two bedroom Queenslander on his books in Wynnum for offers over $650,000. The house, which is five back from the Wynnum Esplanade, sits on a 405sqm block and is “just a moments stroll” to Pandanus Beach and the Wynnum Jetty.“It is in a great location but it is one of the oldest houses in the area, built around 1910, and needs some TLC,” Mr Hagen said.“Having said that, a house just four doors down sold for about $1.5 million so it represents good value.” You might want to consider a career change and become a potter …Houses in Taylors Beach, near Ingham, also have a median time on market of 356 days.In the southeast, RiskWise Property Research crunched the numbers, with three suburbs on the Redcliffe Peninsula dominating the top 10 – Woody Point, Margate and Scarborough.One Agency Redcliffe North Lakes agent Jo Szulc recently sold 16 Frank St in Scarborough for $440,000 – a property pitched as a “tradies and first homeowners delight”.Within walking distance of the beach, it was sold to Hayden and Nicole Groves, who are moving from Mango Hill. It needs some love but is a short stroll from the Wynnum waterfrontThe majority of interest in the house has come from first home buyers and builders, Mr Hagen said. And it is little surprise when you consider that the median house sales price in Wynnum has grown 26 per cent in five years, according to CoreLogic property data. Riskwise CEO Doron Peleg said lifestyle, weather and affordable housing made Queensland a great place to invest. “I’m originally from Redcliffe and have always liked Scarborough. It is quiet, we can go paddleboarding,” Mr Groves, an electrician, said.“Where we are now, it is busy. Here we are 800m if that from the water.”Ms Szulc said she was seeing a lot of interest in the Redcliffe market, with buyers, local and interstate, looking for that “Aussie lifestyle”.Deception Bay, which is also in the Moreton Bay council region, had the lowest median house sales price (southeast region) on the list at $358,218. Houses closer to the water were generally $200,000 more, but still below the median house sales price for Greater Brisbane ($530,000).Coolum Beach was the only Sunshine Coast location to make the list, with a median house sales price of $647,893. A three bedroom, A-frame house at 128 Yandina Coolum Road – a 10 minute walk from the beach – is listed for $599,000. center_img RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg. Picture Mike Batterham“… with a huge number of options, from the Gold Coast through to the Sunshine Coast and up to Cairns, for all price brackets,” he said.“(For example), Maroochydore, Mudjimba, Coolum Beach – these suburbs of the Sunshine Coast offer great lifestyle, good access to Brisbane, and relatively affordable prices.“This is particularly the case for Coolum Beach, which is much more affordable than the nearby lucrative Noosa.”***TOP 10 BEACHSIDE SUBURBS — SEQSuburb/Median house price (whole of suburb)1. Deception Bay – $358,2182. Margate – $460,8263. Woody Point – $481,7424. Birkdale – $540,5125. Scarborough – $551,8986. Thorneside – $557,1177. Wellington Point – $604,4358. Lota – $644,7769. Coolum Beach – $647,89310. Wynnum – $648,692(Source: RiskWise Property Research) *** Hayden and Nicole Groves have bought their first home at Scarborough. Pic Mark Cranitch.LOOKING for a beach house bargain? New data shows the seaside locations that offer the best bang for buck.And, in many cases, the buyers have all of the bargaining chips.Top of the list is Barney Point, a beachside suburb of Gladstone. Here, 12 houses sold over the past 12 months with a median house sales price of just $142,000 – that’s 22 per cent of the median house sales price of $630,000 on the Gold Coast and that does not even remotely get you water views. Ray White agent Derran Corke is marketing 48 Sutton Street – a “quaint cottage” just one street back from The Esplanade in Barney Point. It goes under the hammer on December 11.Mr Corke said prices dropped after work in the resources industry dried up, but there was renewed confidence in the area. He said rents were increasing and investors were returning, with people moving back to Gladstone. “This one (Barney Point) has city views but is two streets back from the beach so would make a good investment, and it is affordable,” he said. Rounding out the top five cheapest beachside suburbs across Queensland is Russell Island ($200,000), Forrest Beach ($205,000), Balgal Beach ($208,000) and Cow Bay ($222,500), according to CoreLogic.In terms of bargaining power, buyers should take a look at South Mission Beach, where the median time on market for a house is 356 days, according to property data. A “potter’s chic shack” on a 1012sq m block is on the market for $695,000. It has been on the market for 111 days and has just one bedroom but the views are spectacular, with the listing noting that the “last sale was $1.6 million (just) two doors away”.last_img read more

‘Drug peddlers’ busted in Roxas

first_imgROXAS City – Eleven grams of suspected shabu valued at around P145,000was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Banica.    “Asiatico was placed under surveillance for more than three weeks beforewe staged the operation,” he said.                     Officers of the Roxas City police station staged the entrapmentoperation which led to the arrest of the suspects around 11 p.m. onMonday.     “Asiatico was arrested twice in the past for selling shabu, but thosecases were dismissed by the court,” Arcangeles told Panay News.   When frisked, Asiatico yielded an unlicensed gun with live bullets,police said.    center_img Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles, spokesperson of the Roxas City policestation, identified the suspects as 32-year-old Anthony Asiatico and21-year-old Jesa Acutillar, both residents of this city.         Recovered items during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Banica, Roxas City on Monday. GLENN BEUP/PN The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City policestation, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

Hontiveros seeks to criminalize discriminatory acts vs frontliners

first_imgWhile the bill has yet to be filed asSenate is still on its annual 2-month Holy Week break, the Department of Healthand local government units should “invest in information campaigns thatwill dispel rumors and fake news regarding COVID-19, especially those that putthe safety of health workers at risk,” Hontiveros said. “Hindi sapat ang ating pasasalamat sa ating mga frontliners kung hahayaan lang natin silang masaktan omaabuso. Let us repay the hard work and selflessness of Filipinos fightingthe COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that they are safe and welcome in ourcommunities,” she said. (ABS-CBNNews/PN) The bill will “establish clearmechanisms” on how frontliners can report those who discriminate againstthem, the senator said. Deploying more law enforcementauthorities and providing free transportation to health workers may also helpcurb acts of violence against health workers and other frontliners, she said. Hontiveros’ statement came amid reportsthat hospital workers were being harassed in their communities, including beingevicted from their houses or avoided in public places.   “Hindi katanggap-tanggap na ang ating mgafrontliners na lubos na nagsasakripisyopara iligtas ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan ay nagiging biktima pa ngdiskriminasyon mula mismo sa kanilang mga komunidad,” Hontiveros said in astatement. In late March, a health worker in SultanKudarat was doused with bleach.  “Our frontliners are heroes and should be treated with respect and compassion,” says Sen. Risa Hontiveros. RISA HONTIVEROS VIA FACEBOOK Hontiveros did not specify what proposedpenalties await those found guilty of discrimination against frontliners. MANILA – Sen. Risa Hontiveros said shewould file a bill to penalize those who discriminate against health workers andother frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as soon assession resumes in May. “They and other frontliners areheroes and should be treated with respect and compassion, not hate andsuspicion,” she said.last_img read more

Last batch of Antique sugar migrants stranded in Negros return home

first_imgRandy Ardeño, in charge of the Provincial Planning and Development Office’s Sacada desk, said 44 sugar migrantsreturned in this province on June 10 after they were picked up at the Dumangas port in Dumangas, Iloilo.Forty of the sugar migrants are from the town of Libertad while four are from Pandan, Ardeño said. Since May 18, this province recorded a total of 1,698 sacadas – also considered as locally stranded individuals – who were repatriated.They were among those who were not allowed to return in their respective residences in Antique due to the extension of the general community quarantine in the province. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Antique head Melrose Amaran, for her part, said the assistance to sugar migrants under the agency’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) is ongoing.According to her, the repatriated sacadas were given P3,000 cash per family.The DSWD-Antique has already released AICS to a total of 178 sugar migrants in Culasi, 145 in Tibiao and eight in this capital town. Antique’s sacadas who benefitted from the AICS were those who did not receive cash aid under the Social Amelioration Program and those who are not members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.“The municipal social welfare and development offices (MSWDOs) are the ones assessing the sacadas so they could be given AICS by the DSWD,” Amaran said.She added that the last batch of sugar migrants who were repatriated on June 10 have yet to be assessed by their respective MSWDOs as qualified to receive the AICS.(With a report from PNA/PN)center_img Upon their arrival, they were endorsed to their respective local government units to comply with the 14-day quarantine in COVID-19 isolation facilities. SAN JOSE, Antique – The last batch of Antiqueño sugar migrants or “sacadas” stranded in Negros Occidental due to travel restrictions brought by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were repatriated.last_img read more

GBA 100 Mile Walk realises $500,000

first_imgTHE Hundred Mile walk organised by the Guyana Boxing Association(GBA) realised $500,000 yesterday as the event continued from Rosignol .President of GBA,Steve Ninvalle,and vice- president Maurice Rajkumar battled the midday sun to roll into Region Four by evening.Pledges for assistance came in from several businessmen on the way as the two executives were continuously on their cell phones throughout the second day of the walk.The GBA organised the walk to raise two million dollars needed to send a team of referees ,boxers and coaches to the Caribbean Development Tournament scheduled for Barbados this week.The walk will conclude outside the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall today.last_img read more

Thompson suffers first defeat since Olympic double

first_img… Omar McLeod keeps up excellent formEUGENE, Oregon, (CMC) – Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson tasted defeated for the first time this season in the 200 metres but fellow Jamaican Omar McLeod kept up his excellent form as he won the men’s sprint hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic here Saturday.In the third stop of the IAAF Diamond League series, the 24-year-old Thompson never looked the part and crossed the line struggling in a time of 21.98 seconds, behind Bowie who was dominant in a world-leading 21.77.Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the reigning Olympic 400m champion, also shocked Thompson to finish second in 21.91 running out of lane eight.In a star-studded event that also included Dutch sensation Daphne Schipper and American Allyson Felix, Bowie once again showed her love for Haywood Field by repeating her victory from last year.Running out of lane eight, she produced a blistering curve to leave the field in her wake and the result was never in doubt once she entered the stretch.Thompson, who was also third in the event here last year, was away slowly, proved sluggish on the bend and was left with too much to do in the last 100m.Only last week, Thompson easily won the half-lap at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston.McLeod, meanwhile, who also won gold in Rio last year, extended his great start to the new season when he clocked 13.01 seconds to take top honours.He led a Jamaican one-two as Richard Levy powered home second in 13.10, with American Devon Allen third in 13.11.In the women’s 100 metres, Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye was third in 10.97 as American Morolake Akinosun crossed the line first in 10.94.Côte d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure finished second in 10.96 but there was disappointment for the Jamaican pair of Veronica Campbell-Brown (11.00) and Simone Facey (11.13) who were fourth and fifth respectively.last_img read more

Clock Ticking on Joshua-Wilder Unification Bout

first_imgNegotiations for Anthony Joshua’s huge unification fight with Deontay Wilder are progressing, but must be “accelerated”, says Matchroom chairman Barry Hearn.Talks are ongoing for Joshua to face Wilder next, with all of the world heavyweight belts at stake, although the British star has also been ordered by the WBA to make a mandatory title defence against Alexander Povetkin.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn held a meeting with Povetkin’s backer this week and his father Barry admits discussions for the Wilder fight need to proceed at a quicker pace as they seek to solve other issues, including a possible venue for the bumper bout.“Joshua really is up for being the unified champion of the world, but inevitably the devil is in the detail,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “There are questions that we are in the process of answering. We’ve asked some and to be fair to the other side, they’ve come back with answers.“We are still talking and we’re about to answer some more detailed questions, and who knows? I never in boxing believe any deal is done until the contract is actually signed.“We are making progress, Joshua is – as always – an integral part of the decision making process, because he’s the one that does the fighting, but it’s a fight he likes and it’s a fight we like.“We’re still a long way to go in terms of detail, but that long way has to be accelerated to get an answer in the next few days or a week’s time, simply because we are going to be put under pressure by the WBA: ‘Are you fighting Povetkin for the mandatory?’“We’re being put under pressure because we have a couple of stadium venues saying: ‘Do you really want us? Here’s a contract to sign’.”An initial offer of $50m by Wilder was not accepted by Joshua as his team have sought more details about the deal, and Hearn insists he is capable of delivering a big purse himself for the American champion.“We need to have a certain amount of control,” said Hearn. “We need assurances on certain things, and we need contracts in place, and we need the money up front, guaranteed.“I’ve heard a lot of people talk about money in boxing. When we talk about money, we back it up.“If Wilder wants to come to the UK, I’ll deposit his entire purse in advance to any bank he wants, and it takes me about five minutes. I expect the same honesty on the other side, and maybe, hopefully, that is available.“But there are lots of small details, which at the last minute, each one of them could be a deal breaker. We’re not going to tell you we’re close, I’m saying we’re on the way, but the clock is ticking and we have to move.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

SERIE A: Ronaldo Ends Juve Goal Drought, Fires Brace against Sassuolo

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus yesterday as the Italian champions maintained their perfect start to the season.Ronaldo, goalless in his first three games since his move from Real Madrid, tapped in shortly after half-time.The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by shooting into the bottom corner after 65 minutes. Ronaldo had been on the pitch for 320 minutes in Serie A this season before scoring his first goal since his remarkable summer move.The wait ended with his 28th attempt of the league season but he had looked increasingly frustrated in the first half at his failure to find the net.Ronaldo’s first effort of the match in the sixth minute was blocked. He then failed to direct a header on goal and in the 27th minute struck an ambitious free-kick wide from 35 yards.But his first goal in Juve colours could hardly have been simpler after Sassuolo failed to deal with a corner. Gianmarco Ferrari headed the ball on to his own post and it rebounded to Ronaldo unmarked inside the six-yard box for the forward to tap home.His second was more typical as he showed excellent pace to keep up his side’s counter-attack and coolly finished low past the goalkeeper.The crowd celebrated Ronaldo’s first goals for the club wildly, while the forward’s girlfriend and son were also in the stands to witness the moment.“I was a little bit anxious as expectations were high,” said Ronaldo. “I really wanted to score, so I’m happy.“Of course, there was attention after my arrival in Turin, but life is like that.“I’m happy. I’m working well and my team-mates help me to adapt to this championship.”Sassuolo pulled one back in added time via Khouma Babacar and Douglas Costa was sent off but the hosts held on.Juve’s Brazilian winger was dismissed after a video assistant referee intervention for spitting at Federico di Francesco, having aimed a headbutt at the same player and appeared to try to elbow him.Ronaldo could have completed a hat-trick late on but missed two easy chances from inside the penalty area.The win is Juventus’ fourth from four games this season.The game ended remarkably with substitute Costa twice to the fore, before and after Sassuolo’s goal.First the Brazilian made a dangerous lunging tackle on Di Francesco in the build-up to the goal.As Di Francesco got to his feet Costa appeared to throw an elbow into the face of the Italian and then aimed a headbutt at the player in front of the referee.Costa was initially shown a yellow card but, when moments later replays showed him spitting into the face of Di Francesco, he was dismissed via VAR.Afterwards, Costa described his reaction as “ugly” and apologised to his team-mates and the club’s fans on Instagram.“I make it clear that this isolated attitude does not correspond to what I have always shown in my career,” he wrote.Juve Manager Massimiliano Allegri said Costa would be fined for the incident.“Even if he was fouled, these episodes must not happen,” Allegri said.“It’s only right that he is fined, and he certainly will be. I was surprised by his reaction. We have suffered a goal, a red card and a suspension which will be long.”RESULTSSERIE AJuve 2-1 SassuoloRoma 2-2 ChievoGenoa 1-0 BolognaUdinese 1-1 TorinoEmpoli 0-1 LazioPREMIERSHIPWolves 1-0 BurnleyEverton 1-3 West HamShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more